Log management and analytics vendor Logentries today announced an enhancement to its platform marked by the availability of a suite of collaboration features that improve the ability of teams to analyze and share insights regarding log data. Users of the Logentries platform can now annotate log data, share dashboards and send automated notifications to individuals and groups. The newly released collaboration functionality enhances the ability of the platform to serve the needs of DevOps teams that demand real-time agility with respect to log data analytics as well as the ability to communicate their observations regarding log data. The real-time collaboration functionality enabled by today’s release of the Logentries platform empowers DevOps professionals to more efficaciously identify root causes for issues such as system downtime, diminished application performance or networking-related bottlenecks as illustrated by the screenshot below.
The graphic above illustrates the annotation capability specific to today’s release. The annotation on the 404 Failure identifies an issue on a development server that may pertain to production servers as well. Logentries further instantiates the theme of accessibility and collaboration by enabling users to search log data using natural language and a click-through user interface that frees analysts from the need to write complex queries to understand the significance of log data. The platform also leverages a pre-processing engine that powers its analytics and data visualization capabilities in ways that deliver actionable business intelligence regarding real-time data. As told to Cloud Computing Today by Logentries CEO Andrew Burton, the Logentries platform can be used to understand data within on premise, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud environments. The platform differentiates itself from the likes of Splunk, Loggly and Sumo Logic by means of enhanced data visualization and collaboration functionality that renders the platform amenable to business stakeholders that have little or no experience with scripting languages. Logentries plays in the hot machine analytics space with a platform whose rich analytics, collaboration and UI render it distinctive. Expect to hear more about the progress of Logentries as it builds on its 25,000 user base in subsequent months.